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Checkpoint: Damn The Xbox 360 Edition


After my experience with the Xbox 360 data transfer kit from eBay, I was able to borrow a 256 MB memory unit from a friend and forgo the transfer kit nonsense altogether.  With the memory unit in hand, I transferred my licenses, save data and gamer profile with relative ease.

With my 60GB Xbox 360 finally set up, I focussed on my older 20GB and wiping it clean for selling purposes. I cleared the Xbox 360 of all my data and restored the system settings to the factory default. But as I tried to eject the disc tray, I was reminded of the shoddy quality of early Xbox 360 hardware. My disc tray would not eject. I can get it to eject with the help of a paper clip and the emergency eject button, but that’s not how it should work. And I don’t expect anyone to put up with this compromise either.

So I can’t sell my Xbox 360. So what should I do with it? I was thinking of modifying it out of spite and perhaps put it in the living room as a media client. It does have an IR port so my Logitech Harmony 880 will recognize it. It could also serve as an XBLA box for disc-less gaming. I don’t what I’ll end up doing with it, but I’m certain that I will not be selling this.

Damn you, Microsoft and your shoddy Xbox 360.

P.S – For the curious, I just noticed Sony charged me for my replacement HDTV. I’m guessing I should be getting a call any day now.

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